KBR Must Face Whisteblower Suit Over 'Excess' Supplies

By Bryan Koenig (October 15, 2015, 4:46 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge said on Thursday that two ex-KBR Inc. employees have sufficiently detailed their allegations that the company bought excess supplies under a contract to provide logistical support in Iraq and Afghanistan for their False Claims Act suit to move forward.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael M. Mihm rejected KBR's dismissal bid, finding that whistleblowers Geoffrey Howard and Zella Hemphill had adequately alleged the company kept a fragmented inventory management system for tracking and storing supplies, equipment and materials that allowed the contractor to rack up hundreds of millions of dollars of wasteful and excessive purchases on the government's...

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